Arsene Wenger says he has already made his decision about whether he will sign a new contract at Arsenal – and that we won’t have to wait too long to find out what he plans to do.
Arsenal supporters appear to have mixed opinions about whether the time is right for a change of direction, but the familiar pattern of this season – early promise leading to a winter fade – suggests a new manager might be what the Gunners need, particularly with Tottenham threatening to establish themselves in the top four at their rivals’ expense.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is current favourite with the bookmakers to replace Wenger, at best odds of 4/1 with Coral, while the Borussia Dortmund coach, Thomas Tuchel, is next up in the betting at a stand-out 8/1 with BetVictor.
Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe follows at 14/1 with Sky Bet, Brendan Rodgers is a 16/1 chance at BetVictor to return to England with the Gunners, while Leonardo Jardim, who is currently making waves at Wenger’s old club Monaco, is 20/1 with BetVictor.
After their 3-1 defeat at West Brom, a fourth defeat in 5 league games, Arsenal are now as big as 10/3 with Betfair to finish in the Premier League top four this season.